Black Monday fear for malware spike

Security researchers have deemed November 24 “black Monday” following predictions it will herald this year’s peak in the spread of information-stealing malware.PC Tools, which analysed information taken from 500,000 users of its anti-virus products, said its internal monitoring systems registered a dramatic spike in viruses around November 19 last year, three days before the American Thanksgiving holiday and about the time when many people were shopping online for Christmas presents.
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/11/18/1226770427165.html
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/11/18/1226770427165.htmlNovember 24 Deemed Black Monday
A group of researchers is warning that the most dangerous day to be online this year will be next Monday, Nov. 24 — just in time for the online holiday shopping season. But other researchers argue that singling out one day as the most treacherous could be dangerous.PC Tools predicted Nov. 24 would be the most active day for malware threats after analyzing worldwide virus data on more 500,000 machines and data from last year’s holiday season.
http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=212100322

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